Anna Gelpern is a Professor of Law at Georgetown and a  nonresident senior fellow at the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics. She has published research on government debt, contracts, and regulation of financial institutions and markets. She has co-authored a law textbook on International Finance, and has contributed to international initiatives on financial reform and government debt.

Before coming to Georgetown, she held full-time appointments at the American University Washington College of Law, Rutgers School of Law-Newark and Rutgers University Division of Global Affairs. She has held visiting appointments at Harvard and Penn law schools. Between 1996 and 2002, Professor Gelpern served in legal and policy positions at the U.S. Treasury Department. Earlier she practiced with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen &Hamilton in New York and London. Professor Gelpern has taught International Finance, Contracts, Commercial Law, Financial Institutions and International Law. She earned an A.B. from Princeton University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Forthcoming Works - Books

Anna Gelpern & Hal S. Scott, International Finance: Transactions, Policy, and Regulation (West Academic 22d ed. forthcoming 2018).

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Anna Gelpern, About Government Debt ... Who Knows?, Cap. Mkts. L.J. (forthcoming).
Anna Gelpern, Mitu Gulati & Jeromin Zettelmeyer, If Boilerplate Could Talk: Standardization and Change in Sovereign Debt Contracts, Law & Contemp. Probs. (forthcoming).

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Anna Gelpern & Nicolas Véron, The Long Road to a US Banking Union: Lessons for Europe, in Lessons for EU Integration from US History 143-184 (Jacob Funk Kirkegaard & Adam S. Posen eds., Wash., D.C.: Peterson Institute for International Economics 2018). [WWW]

Congressional Testimony

Lessons from the IMF’s Bailout of Greece: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Monetary Policy & Trade of the H. Comm. on Fin. Servs., 115th Cong., May 18, 2017 (Statement of Anna Gelpern) (CIS No.: Pending). [WWW]